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Official hat armchairs with ruyi carving

19th century

antique chairs, chinese chairs, antique chinese chairs

Origin: Shandong province

  • elm wood
  • 530mm wide x 440mm deep x 1010mm high
  • $3500 pair

 

 

There is a nominal charge of $85 for careful transport to the metropolitan capital cities in Australia except Darwin. If you live outside these areas please contact us so appropriate shipping arrangements can be made.

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These low back armchairs are ideal as a decorative function under a painting or framing a table in the house.  They can also be used as alternative seating for special occasions. .

The chairs have open carved spandrels of a motif called a ruyi under the seat. The ruyi is a sceptre originally used by the emperor. The term literally means “as you wish” so the ruyi motif is a symbol wishing that all your dreams come true including a long, happy and prosperous life.